Download and Install Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition
First download the program. VC recommends getting it from C-Net Downloads.
Go to www.download.com and search for Adaware, or go directly there by following the link off the Helpdesk Webpage.
You may be prompted to either Open or Save the file. Click Save
You want to save it to an easily locatable place. Click the dropdown list at the top, and select Desktop.
Then click Save.
The file will begin downloading. This may take several minutes, depending on your connection speed.
Once completed you may be prompted to Open, Open Folder, or Close. Click Open.
If it did not prompt you then you must locate the file on your desktop.
Once you have found the icon, double click to begin the installation process.
Ad-Aware installaion will begin with the welcome screen. Close all open programs, and click Next.
Read over the license agreement, Check the “I accept” check box, and click Next.
Choosing a destination folder. It is best to keep the default destination, click Next.
Select “Anyone who uses this computer” and click next.
Now that you have entered all necessary settings, it is time to actually install the application.
Select the options you want ad-aware to perform once the installation completes.
We recommend performing a full system scan, and updating the definition file.
If you do not want to read the help File, uncheck the box, then click Finish.
Once the installation completes, Ad-Aware will automatically perform a web update to update current definition files.
Ad-Aware will automatically begin a Deep System Scan looking for adware, malware, and other suspicious files.
This may take several minutes. Once complete Click Next.
This page shows you the list of all Critical Objects found.
You want to remove these, so right-click on the first object and click “Select All Objects.”
This should place a check mark next to each object. Making sure each box is checked, click Next.
It will then quarantine and delete each file. Once completed, it will take you back to the Start Screen.
You have now successfully downloaded, installed, and run Ad-Aware.
Close the Window. It is recommended to run Ad-Aware at least once a week.
Remember to check for new updates every time you run the program.